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Top Stories: Mount Vernon Hotel Getting a New Name and a New Roof, Middle River Mom’s Awful Video Goes Viral, Netflix to Run Docuseries on Mysterious Slaying of Sister Catherine Cesnik

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 21, 2017 5:19pm

The most widely read story on Baltimore Fishbowl this week was Ed Gunts’ report about the rebranding of a prominent boutique hotel at the corner of Cathedral and Monument streets. Once known as Peabody Court, the Wyndham Baltimore and, most recently, the Mount Vernon Hotel, the owners now plan to reintroduce it as “Hotel Revival, a Joie de Vivre Hotel.”

In addition to a new name, the building at 612 Cathedral Street is also getting a replacement roof and a bar. Presently, it sports a curved glass top that has grown cloudy and translucent over the last few decades. The new one will still be made of glass, but will have straighter edges and room for a brand new rooftop drinking spot.

The Revival Hotel is set to reopen this fall. As for the name, the business’ website says it all: “Revival combines traditional roots with modern details, made from scratch cuisine with private karaoke rooms and classic cocktails with sweeping views of Baltimore.”

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Arts and Crafts Cottage Just Listed In Roland Park: Beautiful Gardens, Sale Pending

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 10:25am

Hot House: 13 Elmwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

Arts and Crafts-style cottage, circa 1922, stucco with slate roof and brick trim. Four bedrooms and 3.5 baths over 2,432 sq. ft. Original architectural details include oak paneling and trimwork. Large rooms with natural light, central a/c. Living room with fireplace, sunroom off dining room. Kitchen with island breakfast bar, custom cabinets, copper range-hood. Finished lower-level family room. Ensuite master with french doors to deck, connecting to study. Large third-floor guest room. Patio, extensive stonework, landscaped garden, one-car detached garage, 0.3 acres: $625,000 

What: On the market for just over a week, this house already has an offer and a sale is pending. But as they say in real estate, “there’s many a slip betwixt the cup and the lip.” Things happen, and a backup offer is always possible. It is certainly a house worth going out on a limb for — cozy and adorable, with updates done well and respectfully. Bigger than it looks from the photo, and more open that you would expect from a cottage, it is a house that could work as well for a family as for a couple or a single person. The buyer will, however, be faced with a common Roland Park dilemma regarding the fine old original oak paneling and trim — an issue that divides neighbors, couples and even entire families: To paint, or not to paint?

 

Where: Elmwood Road runs east from Longwood Road, which runs off Roland Avenue.  It is a long gentle downhill slope, which passes this house, crosses Edgevale and winds its way down to Falls Road.This house is about a 5-10 minute walk up to Eddie’s, the Roland Park Library and the schools that help make the neighborhood such a popular destination.

Why: Nice, long driveway in stone block.

Why Not: The one-car garage will not fit your GMC Yukon.

Would Suit: Architectural anglophiles looking for style, rather than size.

NB: The gardens have been lovingly created  by a native plant specialist, and will be low-maintenance as well as beautiful.

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Top Stories: Remembering Late Rapper E-Dubble, Sagamore Pendry Preps for Opening, Luxury Apartment Building Planned for North Roland Park

0 Written by: | Friday, Mar 03, 2017 5:13pm

The most popular story on our site this week was Marion Winik’s soul-touching tribute to E-dubble, a Philadelphia rapper who lived in Hampden for some time and forged a bond with our columnist’s son, Vince. E-dubble, legally named Evan Wallace, befriended Vince years ago when the latter moved back to Baltimore after he graduated from music school. The towering, prodigious emcee and the recent graduate wound up performing around Baltimore and going on tour. Even after they went separate ways, they remained in touch.

Last month, days after they met up in Philadelphia, Williams was suddenly hospitalized with an infection and fell into a coma. He passed away weeks later.

“I feel the loss as a fan, as a friend, as a mother, as a fellow wordsmith and swimmer in the pool of the English language,” Winik writes. “He was not afraid to write about death. It was all through his work. I only wish we could hear what he would say now.”

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Culture, Featured, Hampden, Roland Park

The Ritzy CinéBistro in the Rotunda will Open on Feb. 24

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 12:41pm

Starting next Friday, you’ll be able to plop down in a plush chair, put your feet up, order some fine American cuisine and enjoy a film on a 4K screen right in the Rotunda shopping center.

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A Southern Belle In North Roland Park Asks $1.495M: 1.9 Acres W/Pool

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Jan 24, 2017 11:35am

Hot House: 812 Bellemore Road, Poplar Hill, North Roland Park, Baltimore, MD 21210

Georgian style house, circa 1931, in white-washed brick with slate roof, 2016 renovation. Five bedrooms, 5.5 baths over two stories, 4,225 sq. ft. Entrance foyer, formal living and dining room, wood paneled library, sunroom. New kitchen with Corian counters, stainless appliances. En suite master bedroom. Downstairs family room, plus in-law suite w/ bedroom, full bath and second kitchen. Central a/c. Attached garage, swimming pool, and  patio on 1.9 acres: $1,495,000 Read More →

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Stolen Puppy Makes it Home to Roland Park for Christmas

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016 3:48pm

via Major Rich Gibson/Baltimore Police

A bit of sad news struck before Christmas in Baltimore, when a puppy that was a present was stolen from a Roland Park home. But like many who went astray have done before, Peggy made it home for Christmas. Read More →

Featured, Real Estate & Home, Roland Park

Love Me Two Times Coming to the Former Gundy’s Space in Roland Park

0 Written by: | Thursday, Dec 22, 2016 2:38pm

Five months after Gundy’s Gift Shop closed in Roland Park, a new merchant is taking over the space.

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Baltimore Neighborhoods Encourage Residents to Shop Local with Enticing Perks

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 1:08pm

Christmas Village in Baltimore

With so many purchases being made online these days, it’s getting harder for brick and mortar retailers to hold onto customers, even in the busier season. Many Baltimore neighborhoods are making the extra effort to push for local holiday shopping this year, by offering inventive perks like happy hours, caroling, or even a cookie crawl. Rather than sitting alone on an office computer to do your shopping this year, shoppers are taking advantage of the chance to see holiday shopping as an event, or fulfilling experience, rather than just a chore.

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Featured, Hot House, Real Estate & Home, Roland Park

Dreamboat Colonial In Roland Park With Wrap Around Porch: Walk To Schools

2 Written by: | Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 12:00pm

Hot House: 221 Edgevale Road, Baltimore, 21210

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Colonial-style frame house, circa 1911, with slate roof and front porch. Well maintained and updated. Four-five bedrooms, 3 full, 1 half bath over 3,228 sq. ft with partially finished basement. Large entrance hall, living room with fireplace, dining room, family room, eat-in gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, window seat, mudroom. Large master bedroom with walk-in closets, built ins. Central a/c. Two-car detached garage, partial fenced back yard with playhouse, stone hardscaping on .3 acre lot: $779,000 Read More →

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Owner Considers Mount Vernon Nightspot Sale, Former Sons of Italy Lodge Eyed for Demolition; Progress on Roland Park Water Tower and More

0 Written by: | Monday, Dec 05, 2016 10:30am

Grand Central

Grand Central

One year after the Hippo nightclub closed due to the owner’s retirement, the fate of another gay-friendly Mount Vernon nightspot is up in the air. Read More →

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